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The City of El Segundo and Wiseburn Unified School District – in partnership with South Bay Sports, Health & Recreation – have finalized the $13.8 million development and construction budget to complete the El Segundo Aquatics Center, an Olympic-caliber facility to be located at 300 Duley Road.  The aquatics center will be funded with $6 million from Wiseburn, $1.8 million from the City of El Segundo, and an additional $6 million from private sponsorships and public fundraising.  

Fundraising efforts were launched more than 60 days ago and to date over 50 percent of the total $6 million has been raised. Richard Lundquist, business leader, philanthropist, and CEO of South Bay Sports, Health and Recreation is spearheading the fundraising campaign to supplement funding from Wiseburn Unified School District and the City of El Segundo. Continental Development Corporation, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, The Los Angeles Lakers Foundation, Skechers, Mar Ventures, and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., have pledged the most of the $3 million plus.  

The outdoor swimming complex will provide expanded times for community swim lessons and fitness classes. The facility will be home to both Wiseburn Unified School District and El Segundo High School varsity and junior varsity swim and water polo teams. Local swim club teams and adult water polo teams will also have access to the facility.

Some features of the new aquatics center will include:

  • 53.2 x 25 meter, 10-lane competition pool with expanded “L” area
  • Two moveable bulkheads
  • A 25-yard, four-lane teaching and fitness pool
  • Permanent bleachers, scoreboards and sports lighting

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and businesses.  Contributors can participate in one-year to 10-year naming sponsorships, the permanent donor wall, and more. Visit the website, www.esquatics.org or contact Sherry Kramer, Community Affairs Director, skramer@continentaldevelopment.com to donate.

Article originally posted on: http://www.heraldpublications.com/herald/el-segundo-herald